Evora S Sports Racer

Evora S Sports Racer

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ParanoidAndroid

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1,261 posts

228 months

Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Hi chaps,

Looking for something a bit different for my next car and have been considering a Lotus Evora Sports Racer S. Have always liked these and with a 2 year old son I think they are just about practical enough to be used on the odd occasion for the 3 of us to enjoy (we have a RR sport for practicality). However whilst I've been keeping an eye on classifieds it seems they rarely come up for sale. I'm guessing they didn't make too many given it was the run out model before the 400 came to play. Ideally I'm after a manual one and not white or yellow which narrows it down considerably. Would love Daytona Blue but I'm guessing I could be waiting years for this combination to come along!! Although in no rush TBH.

I see Central Lotus have a Matt Black manual and a white IPS but they are quite a trek from me. How helpful are lotus dealers with regard to trying them? I've never driven an Evora so would be good to try one at some point.

Prices also seem very strong, mid to late forties which is a bad thing if trying to buy but I guess it means resale should be good (sick of losing lots of money on cars!). In fact it means there isn't a huge gulf between the prices of these and an early 400. Would I be better saving for longer and picking up an early 400?

Cheers
Graham

Edited by ParanoidAndroid on Tuesday 7th August 21:21

Shnozz

20,701 posts

216 months

Tuesday 7th August 2018
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Personally I think the mid 40's S1 Evoras are strong money but they do seem to have held at that price for some time now (although how many cars can the same be said of in this weird climate at the minute).

Again, on a personal level I didn't think the Evora 400 was an "improvement" but rather a slightly different car. I preferred the comfier seats of the early car and the less stiff ride. The Evora 400 is certainly more sporty, but I felt that compromised slightly on the GT qualities of the S1 car. If I wanted more sporty I would have gone balls out for an Exige V6. I enjoyed the compromise of the S1 Evora (and moved from an Exige to one), whereas the 400 didn't really fulfil the function I wanted it to. That said, I would be cautious paying just South of 400 money for an S1.

blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Tuesday 7th August 2018
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I would sell my Daytona blue 2014 S sports racer for the right money, but the right money for me would scare people off smile

Daytona is an amazing colur, it gets comments every single day, even from people who have commented before!

ParanoidAndroid

Original Poster:

1,261 posts

228 months

Tuesday 7th August 2018
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blueg33 said:
I would sell my Daytona blue 2014 S sports racer for the right money, but the right money for me would scare people off smile

Daytona is an amazing colur, it gets comments every single day, even from people who have commented before!
Yes yours is stunning. Did you put the 400 front end on?

blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Tuesday 7th August 2018
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ParanoidAndroid said:
Yes yours is stunning. Did you put the 400 front end on?
The previous oWner did, it had a small crack and the S1 bumper was on back order. He also had the bonnet grills replaced with 400 ones.

Woza

1,242 posts

181 months

Sunday 12th August 2018
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Burnt Orange Sports Racer's are even rarer ;-)

blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Sunday 12th August 2018
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Woza said:
Burnt Orange Sports Racer's are even rarer ;-)
1Of 2.
Iirc there are only 2 daytona sports racers

Edit to add, there are definately 3, so maybe 4 in Daytona


Edited by blueg33 on Sunday 12th August 16:58

ParanoidAndroid

Original Poster:

1,261 posts

228 months

Monday 13th August 2018
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There a lovely looking Pewter Grey IPS S Sports Racer for sale in the PH classifieds at the moment. Claims to be one of 2 in the colour. I think the other one (a manual) was for sale earlier this year, as can be seen in this video here

Few and far between these SR’s!

Woza

1,242 posts

181 months

Monday 13th August 2018
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blueg33 said:
1Of 2.
Iirc there are only 2 daytona sports racers

Edit to add, there are definately 3, so maybe 4 in Daytona


Edited by blueg33 on Sunday 12th August 16:58
Yep - just the 2. Got a certificate of provenance with the car. Was a nice touch

alicrozier

521 posts

182 months

Thursday 16th August 2018
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blueg33 said:
I would sell my Daytona blue 2014 S sports racer for the right money, but the right money for me would scare people off smile

Daytona is an amazing colur, it gets comments every single day, even from people who have commented before!
Agreed! biggrin

ParanoidAndroid

Original Poster:

1,261 posts

228 months

Thursday 16th August 2018
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Would be great to see some pictures of your Sports Racers, help me dream biggrin

blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Friday 17th August 2018
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ParanoidAndroid said:
Would be great to see some pictures of your Sports Racers, help me dream biggrin
Any excuse smile






edit to add - fking iphone - apologies I dont have tim eto turn the pics round at the moment!


Edited by blueg33 on Friday 17th August 14:10

Robvx

15 posts

43 months

Friday 17th August 2018
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I still think silver is where it is at

blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Saturday 18th August 2018
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Robvx said:


I still think silver is where it is at
Looks great

ParanoidAndroid

Original Poster:

1,261 posts

228 months

Saturday 18th August 2018
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Stunning cars. Wasn’t a fan of the original Evora but the Sports Racer is lick

Shnozz

20,701 posts

216 months

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
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ParanoidAndroid said:
Stunning cars. Wasn’t a fan of the original Evora but the Sports Racer is lick
The SR (or SR look) is obligatory as far as I am concerned on the Evora. Totally changes the fairly bulbous awkward looks into a very handsome car. One of the first things I did when I bought mine was go and have the SR wrap done.

Alfa2Evora

160 posts

78 months

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
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Shnozz said:
The SR (or SR look) is obligatory as far as I am concerned on the Evora. Totally changes the fairly bulbous awkward looks into a very handsome car. One of the first things I did when I bought mine was go and have the SR wrap done.
Completely agree. Had mine in a bodyshop for a full SR paint job within 24 hours of collecting it from the dealer.

Went from this..........



........to this.......



3½ years and 35k miles later, the smile still hasn't left my face. Off on a 4000 mile round trip to southern Spain next month -can't wait!

mik_ok

1,563 posts

186 months

Thursday 23rd August 2018
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Ooh hello. The discerning gentlemans sports vehicle wink


Woza

1,242 posts

181 months

Friday 24th August 2018
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Hope this works...


blueg33

21,682 posts

169 months

Friday 24th August 2018
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Woza said:
Hope this works...

It didn't!